Astaire's Warm Day: A Little Penguin's Journey (Hardcover)
Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love... - Mel Brooks
Meet Astaire penguin - a little penguin that fears the cold.
Tired of constantly shivering, and refusing to follow the status quo, Astaire decides to take matters into his own flippers. Through his sheer perseverance to find a warm place, he embarks on a quirky adventure filled with ups and downs. In the end, Astaire navigates the frigid landscape to find the greatest warmth of all.
Astaire's Warm Day is a story for kids just learning to read (Pre-K to 2nd grade). This surprising and heartfelt story teaches children to be kind to others, to achieve big dreams through hard work, and to never forget where you come from.
The main character for Astaire's Warm Day was inspired by the real-life Astaire penguin, a Magellanic penguin at Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific. The author and his family spent many joyful hours playing with and feeding penguins while "researching" this book.
Astaire penguin also pays homage to Fred Astaire, who is partial to wearing fancy tuxedos and "dancing on air." Like Fred, Astaire Penguin also likes to glide up high, enjoys wearing neckties with his "tux," and has yet to find his Ginger Rogers.
All illustrations were hand-drawn to maintain a colorful, contemporary and timeless style that will capture your child's imagination.
Please rest assured no penguins were harmed (emotionally or otherwise) in the making of this book.